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When my leopard gecko sheds he can't see, is that okay?

As stated Deirdra Strangio, if the gecko can and does still eat while in shed, it's not much of a real problem. One thing you can do to help speed the shedding process up is include a "damp" hide. ...
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When my leopard gecko sheds he can't see, is that okay?

If he is eating and drinking he should be ok. If the skin on his eyes seem to take a long time compared to the rest of his shedding body parts, you can try using saline solution by dropping little ...
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What is the difference between Rainwater Albino, Tremper Albino and Bell Albino leopard geckos?

Overview Leopard geckos have three types of pigmentation, contained in three different types of cells: melanophores, which contain black pigment (melanin); xanthophores, which contain red, yellow or ...
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What antiseptic is safe to use on reptiles?

Be careful using human products on reptiles, as they have sensitivities to particular chemicals. I'm not familiar with TCP but "phenol" is part of the name and phenols (like in Listerine, Pine-Sol, ...
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My leopard gecko won't shed

Leopard Geckos shed throughout their entire lives, the reason you do not see the shed is because they eat it! Once full grown they shed less regularly (this varies from species to species). Healthy ...
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How can I keep my 3 month old leopard gecko warm

A few options at hand: 1) Increase the temperature of your room, can use your regular home heating system, space heaters (do not use unsupervised) etc.. 2) Use hot water bottles (wrapped in a towel ...
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How can I keep my 3 month old leopard gecko warm

You might try some of the 40-hour heat packs used for shipping reptiles, which you can get in a pet store or online; you would still have to buy it, but they are not very expensive. Using a floor ...
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Something's wrong with my gecko

Seizures in geckos are often caused by a lack of calcium. Being that she is due to lay eggs, this could be the reason she is calcium deficient. It pains me to say it, but I have read that once they ...
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What to do when one leopard gecko bites another?

It could be for the following reasons: You have two male geckos, which fight (check if they have a bump underneath their bottom) They don't have enough room Medical Reasons They are still young and ...
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Leopard Gecko Dying

I'm sorry that this will be far too late to save your pet. Your pet was clearly suffering from leopard gecko septicaemia, also known as "red-leg" syndrome. When pets are stressed, their immune system ...
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When my leopard gecko sheds he can't see, is that okay?

If it is eventually coming off then yes this is "okay" but it's not ideal. If the shedding process is taking too long, it means that the humidity in his habitat is too low. If this continues to happen ...
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Leopard gecko's toe looks blackish purple

It's just from clogged up skin but your gecko could lose its toes due to blood circulation being cut off. Just soak it in warm water for ten minutes then get a cotton ball and rub and pat gently ...
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My leopard gecko arm was taken off by my sister's cat while was at work!

If it is a big wound, like that seems to be, I would use neosporin and some clean gauze or cloth to try to stop the bleeding. Neosporin is safe to use on beardies and snakes, so I assume it is for ...
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Breeding age range for terrestrial geckos

This information states that African Fat Tailed Geckos are in a position to breed when sexually mature, which occurs between 15 to 18 months of age, although, can be younger. It is also worth noting ...
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Leopard gecko not eating and acting strange

I would add variety to what insects she eats, this will entice her to eat. Some good options: Small Hornworms Waxworms (high in fat) Butterworms Silkworms These are all soft worms that are very ...
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What to do when one leopard gecko bites another?

You should separate the two of them into different tanks and if you need them to eventually share a tank then keep trying to introduce them in a mutual environment so there’s no territorial issues ...
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I live in Hawai'i where houses generally have both cockroaches and geckos. Are the geckos being poisoned by the poisoned roaches?

It depends on the type of poison you use. I don't know how hard it would be to get in Hawaii, but diatomaceous earth would be an excellent solution. It's basically a white looking powder. Supposedly, ...
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Leopard Gecko Dying

My gecko, named Plinxton, did the same thing, but she never flung herself. She died only a week after having these symptoms. We thought she was laying her eggs. Whenever we picked her up, she would go ...
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What morph is my leopard gecko?

I am not an expert and it would also be easier if I had a second, from-above photo of this specimen. But for me it looks like the morph is a mixture of Super Hypomelanistic and Albino, commonly ...
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Use glycerin to help your gecko shed?

if this is a leopard gecko, I find keeping the skin moist is enough and personally never tried glycerin. Water does seem to run straight off the skin on its own but keeping them moist for a while ...
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Leopard Gecko Dying

Unfortunately your gecko might have little time left as “red-leg” syndrome might have gotten to her before help was given. But it isn’t dead yet - take it to the vet IMMEDIATELY and get him/her ...
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How can I provide supplements to an ocelot gecko who won't eat dusted crickets?

I had an Ocelot gecko before who didnt eat dusted crickets. Only way I solved this problem was to go to petsmart and buy some live crickets and some food and vitamins for them and feed it to my lizard ...
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